graphic humor

Eli and Gor

Journalist, activist and cartoonist Lucine Kasbarian's political cartoon "Eli and Gor, A Cross-cultural Parallel" is a reflection of her desire to make incisive and humorous commentaries about the Armenian condition.

spotlight Karabakh

Caviar: A New Narrative in Artsakh

The Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) is slowly trying to climb its way out of isolation and one of the ways it hopes to achieve this is to produce and export ‘black gold' to the world. EVN Report visited the sprawling caviar production facility nestled in a quiet valley in this unrecognized state often referred to simply as a ‘conflict zone.’

memory

Grand Hotel Yerevan: A Living Legend of the City

Grand Hotel Yerevan was not only the first large-scale public building constructed in Yerevan, it also played a significant role in the cultural renaissance of the capital city. Arpine Haroyan weaves together the fascinating history of the landmark hotel through the voices of its illustrious residents.

politics

To Be or Not to Be Prime Minister?

Will Serzh Sargsyan become prime minister after the end of his second term as president of Armenia? Will he be ready to relinquish power? Political analyst Mikayel Zolyan offers some compelling analysis.

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In the Week in Review: Help from Russia contains fast spreading fires in Armenia's historic forest reserve. Not only nature, science too will suffer a setback when cuts to state funding enter into force. Also from last week, two investigations into deaths in the army have been launched and we received news of a third death shortly after the segment was recorded. On August 20, Antranik Megertchyan (b.1991) was found dead in the base he was serving at from a gunshot wound to his head. This would be the second non-combat death in one week. 

Dance troupes have always been an integral part of the cultural life of the Armenian Diaspora. While their existence is a struggle, they still perform. Gayaneh Madzounian, artistic director and choreographer of the AGBU Arin Dance Ensemble in Beirut, Lebanon, talks about the importance of maintaining dance troupes, what they give to the community and what they receive in return. 

Serving the underserved in education was a vision brought to life by Larisa Hovannisian, the Founder and CEO of Teach for Armenia. EVN Report's Maria Titizian sat down with Larisa to talk about the challenges facing Armenia's education system, the goals and objectives of Teach for Armenia and the impact her organization's work is having in the regions of the country.  

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30,000 Software Engineers in Armenia by 2025

The favorable IT climate in Armenia is the reason for the recent software boom.There are more than 450 IT companies, which are employing more than 10 thousand software developers and engineers. Around two thirds of Armenian IT output is exported to over 20 countries. So what is standing between Armenia and its dream of building a "Silicon Mountain"?

Making Armenia’s Economy Competitive, One Company at a Time

The engine to a developed economy is the competitiveness of local businesses, because they are the building blocks of the economy and the country’s development. It is time for Armenia’s economy to advance to the next level of efficiency and each company has a unique role to play in this regard, writes Sona Grigoryan.

Mindset of Armenian Startups: The Dos and the Don’ts

The emerging startup ecosystem in Armenia is very vibrant but faces many challenges. Tech expert and startup enthusiast, Artashes Vardanyan takes a critical look at the existing beliefs in the startup sector that need to be readjusted to ensure future success.


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